Tangible Heat Maps for Navigation of Visually Impaired Users


Copyright is held by the author/owner(s). CHI’13, April 27 – May 2, 2013, Paris, France. ACM 978-1-XXXX-XXXX-X/XX/XX. Abstract Commonly used haptic interaction techniques are typically limited to touching solid glass displays or vibrations. Although there are more complex experimental haptic interfaces, their real application is often unclear. Our prototype of tangible heat map for visually impaired travelers demonstrates rich haptic interaction in real application. We map heat maps values to several haptic features, and help the user to get feeling of confidence and safety while travelling.

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@inproceedings{Balata2013TangibleHM, title={Tangible Heat Maps for Navigation of Visually Impaired Users}, author={Jan Balata and Katerina Prazakova and Zdenek Mikovec}, year={2013} }